Okauchee Lake is a 1210 acre lake located in Waukesha County. It has a maximum depth of 90 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. The lake’s water is moderately clear.
Pewaukee Lake is a 2437 acre lake located in Waukesha County. It has a maximum depth of 45 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. The lake’s water is moderately clear.
Lac La Belle is a 1154 acre lake located in Waukesha County. It has a maximum depth of 45 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. The lake’s water is moderately clear.
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Our hope is that this update finds you and your family happy and healthy during this trying time. We encourage you to fish within your community and hope to see you out there!
Today was a special day in the life of your Milwaukee Chapter of Muskies Inc. We were honored to be able to take 17 local Veteran’s musky fishing on Pewaukee lake, on our 10th annual outing for them!
The day, we could not have asked for better weather, started out with our vets and captains meeting at Smokey’s for coffee, snacks and final registration. Introductions and pairings were announced as each boat eased out into the sun rise.
As the teams returned to share their adventures of the day and tell stories; the smiles and laughter is why we do what we do. The crew was treated to lunch, another wonderful cook-out by John. Each vet received a gift bag, full of goodies from our little angels Jo-Anne and Jean. Todd/Nick presented a patriotic TNA Dragon to each also!
Well, we do treat this as a “tournament” and yes we also provide our top 3 finishers with additional gifts!
Mike Grimm 38″, and 2 35 inchers! (with Captain Jim Dembiec)
Joe Arvoy 36 1/4 incher (with Captain Bob Petzke) Cory McElhatton 28″ pike (with Captain Joel Walczak)
Kerry Murry 20″ pike (with Captain Dave Mirek)
We have to thank;
Begin able to give back is what this event and chapter is all about. Take time to thank a vet, shake their hand and who knows,,, you may just make a new friend along the way.
On August 25th the Milwaukee Chapter of Muskies Inc. had the honor and privilege hosting our annual Veteran’s outing. We had 18 this year, along with 2 captains and our cook representing this great nation. We could not do, nor could we enjoy the freedom that we have; were it not for what they have done. Thank You for your service!
We had what looked to be a perfect day, the muskies just did not want to help us out. Honestly, it’s not about the fish, rather the time to enjoy the great outdoors, laugh a little and give thanks for what we have. Three local posts were able to join us this year, they were very helpful in getting the word out to those that wanted to attend. A great group and we even had a few women, awesome to see.
Jon was our winner with a 46 incher! Bob P. was his captain. This was Jon’s 1st musky and biggest fish ever. Yes, he was just a little excited, and we were all happy for him.
2nd place went to Mark with a 36.5 incher. Jackson was his captain. Another first and biggest. I, along with my two vets were able to watch this one, and there was a lot of excitement and congratulations going on!
3rd place went to Nick with a 32 inch pike. Brian M. was his captain. They have been fishing together a few years, and we know the banter that goes on in that boat… all good, that’s what it’s all about.
Prizes were given to each of them and all our Vets received gift bags. We also had a great lunch. JoAnne and her crew provided treats before we hit the water.
As I said, it is an honor to be able to do what we do, but, that does not just happen. A team of people work to make this a great event.
JoAnne Koshere – on-shore, lunch, awards, gifts, treats, snacks… We could not do this without all her efforts. Thank You! She is also supported by her family, Dennis, Sue, sister Jean and Scott.
Verdelle Schaefer, Volunteer, Bartender
John Bagley, Volunteer, Cook
All our captains, Thank You for doing what you do. I tell you, it is the easiest call I make, and appreciate your support! You are the heart of the event.
Additional sponsors: We appreciate your support and enjoy the smiles you provided.
Take A Vet Fishing – Dave VanDoorn. They provided a rod and reel to each Vet!!
Smokey’s – Loie, Ron, Sue for the venue, ice, parking… Always helpful to our crew.
Badger Sportsman – Free magazine to all Vets
MCMI – gift cards to all Vets
Palermo’s Pizza – Free pizza to all Vets
If you have the opportunity to visit any of these sponsors or see a veteran, tell them “Thank You”! They make this world a better place.
Thank you to all who responded regarding the Women’s Tournament! It looks like this is shaping up to be another fun event for our chapter. If you are interested in attending, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the tournament, you can call me at 262 442 8496.
Here is a quick overview of the tournament. Again, this is a “Thank You!” to the many women who allow us to chase these fish as often as we do.
September 20th, 2018
The Milwaukee Chapter of Muskies Inc. stocked 100 fall yearling muskies into Pewaukee Lake. Thanks goes out to Craig Ader and Brian Mirek for distributing those fish around the lake.
We also stocked 100 fall yearling muskies into Lac La Belle, as did the Muskellunge Club of Wisconsin, so 200 total fish went into that up and coming fishery.
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
The WI DNR stocked 2,500 fall yearlings into Pewaukee Lake
Thursday October 25th, 2018
The WI DNR is stocking 2,500 fall fingerling muskies into Okauchee Lake this Thursday 10/25 in the early afternoon. They have requested assistance transporting fish from the stocking truck drop off location to areas around the lake. The drop off area is going to be at the Lake District landing on the north end up the river mouth (Note – there is not a launch for your boat, you need to use public launch or Golden Mast). If you are able to help, please contact Brian Mirek at 414-807-4122 for more details.